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Dark Eagle - Aztec Pirate
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Published: August 26, 2008
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Tlilecuauhtli, it means dark eagle in Nahuatl (aztec language). Made this for a mini-challenge in gameartisans.org. The theme of the challenge was pirate portraits so I came up with this guy who was an Aztec eagle warrior who lived in the times of Spanish conquest and ended up becoming a pirate who hunts, kills and loots conquistadors and their ships.

The frame was also part of the challenge guidelines so I went ahead and made a fancy frame. It was a fun piece to make. Hope you like it. :)
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Gibger's avatar
Gibger|Student General Artist
This is so coool!!!, love the jaws, it's such a good design!
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
:)
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TyrannoNinja|Professional Digital Artist
Well, the Aztec Empire did end close to the so-called Golden Age of Piracy, so this is actually a plausible scenario!
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
yep!
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Claudius42|Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic. Am I the only one who thinks he looks like an assassin?
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
:) I wasn't yet into AC when I made him, but the principles apply I guess if Spanish Conquistadors=Templars.  Maybe this was him before he joined the brotherhood.
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Claudius42|Hobbyist Writer
He could be a former assassin, too. Lets see...maybe he was a survivor of the Mixton War fought between Assassins and Templars for the control of Mexico. He could have been trained since childhood to be an Assassin but became disillusioned with the cause after Brotherhood Master Francisco Tenamaztle's surrender to the Spanish. He broke the creed, left the organization, and continued the good fight as a pirate.

Or not. He's your artwork. Keep up the good work. Faved, BTW.
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
I like that, you seem to know your history.  Thanks for the fave! :)
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Alpha-Squid|Hobbyist General Artist
FAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
Thanx!
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Alpha-Squid|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!!!!
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ixen00|Student Digital Artist
If that is the cursed Aztec gold from the Pirates of The Caribbean you could get in trouble... also that left shoulder pad looks suspiciously a lot like the one from Zero Wolf from Apocalypto. just saying.
 
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
The Aztec gold medallion from PoC is just the Sun Stone with a skull face in the center instead of Tonatiuh's face.  The apocalypto shoulderpad is also based on research about Mayan and Aztec warriors.  Neither movie invented the stuff you mention and I didn't claim to have invented it either because the character is an alternate history fiction piece, similar to how Inglorious Bastards creates a branch of alternate history based on the real deal.  Everything on this character is based on existing stuff from history just mashed into one image.  Good eye on noticing these, but don't worry, I'm not making profits from this image which was done for fun, and even if I was profiting movie studios wouldn't have a case because they didn't invent any of these things either. :)
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Alpha-Squid|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
Thanx
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Alpha-Squid|Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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TFhybrid's avatar
>aztec pirate

This needs to be a game.

Now.
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
would be cool indeed. :)
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Mexicutioner18's avatar
I absolutley love this Drawing!!!
Im fixin on gettin a tattoo of Aztec/Mayan Tribal or warrior like and this hella gave me a grand idea! :D
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HecM|Professional Digital Artist
:)
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aniieuchiha96's avatar
que pro está
tiene la marquita de "Hecho en México" xD
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